Financial Times survey to find the "world’s most liveable" city holds surprises

Surprisingly chaos turned out to be more desirable than people might expect. Istanbul was voted as the most liveable city shifting the usual notions of neatness and predictability to chaos, multiculture, and conflict.

"Istanbul is cosmopolitan, busy, young in its population but historic in its fabric, socially mixed with a huge disparity of income, accessible and a city that has always built on its status as a bridge between not just continents but civilisations, ideas, religions and peoples." Edwin Heathcote